Posts Tagged ‘ Trans-Pacific Partnership ’

Cashing Out

Cashing Out

As most of you probably already know, the unsatisfying Speakership of Congressman John Boehner is drawing to a close. After helping to rubber-stamp some of President Obama’s worst legislative ambitions, while enabling his administration’s flagrant disregard for the Constitution, and punishing dissident House members who are actual conservatives, Mr. Boehner has decided to call it...
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There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Like any petty tyrant worth his salt, John Boehner bides his time before exacting retribution upon those brave enough to stand up to his misrule. After ushering Obamatrade through the House of Representatives, the current Speaker has decided to punish conservatives who defied his authority. Are you beginning to notice a pattern? Don’t say...
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The Resurrection Of Zombie Trade

The Resurrection Of Zombie Trade

For the second time in as many weeks, the House of Representatives has approved fast-track trading authority for the President. Although, as we’ve pointed out repeatedly on this website, TPP has very little to do with actual free trade. The next step in this convoluted, jerry-rigged process involves getting the U.S. Senate to sign off...
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Conventional Wisdom Defied

  In the wake of what the White House characterizes as a “procedural” defeat, it’s worth examining why Congress has seemingly rejected TPP-or at least, structured it so that the final bill will not be adopted into law. Alan Tonelson, of the Economic Strategy Institute, has an incisive analysis of this setback for TPP supporters...
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Capitol Hill Collusion

Capitol Hill Collusion

  Update: TPP is dead…for now. Roll Call 362.  Even as Republican leaders of the House of Representatives whip votes for President Obama, the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains in doubt. Assuming any Republican congressmen exist who actually value the opinions of their constituents, they’d be wise to read the coverage of Breitbart...
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Right Again, Naturally

Right Again, Naturally

Once again, the warnings of our favorite member of the United States Senate-not that there’s much in the way of competition-have proven true, as a New York Times report about Disney’s exploitation of the fraudulent H-1B Visa program demonstrates. The case of Disney employees forced to train their foreign replacements is simply one of...
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